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Ruben Neto
G-tech GSPEED Q, opinions?
on Jun 6, 2012 at 2:11:43 pm

Hi guys,

Just wondering what your thought were on the GSPEED Q from G-tech?

I have 2 Macpros with FCP 7 that need to share media and I was wondering if connecting each Macpro to the the GSPEED Q via firewire 800 would solve the problem?

http://www.g-technology.com/products/g-speed-q.cfm#BVRRWidgetID

Help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks


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Jon Schilling
Re: G-tech GSPEED Q, opinions?
on Jun 6, 2012 at 10:48:43 pm

Hey Ruben,

You wouldn't be able to share that product in the way in which you described. The best you could hope for is to "sneaker net" the drive between the 2 machines. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sneakernet

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Ruben Neto
Re: G-tech GSPEED Q, opinions?
on Jun 7, 2012 at 9:26:09 am

HI Jonathan,

Thanks for the suggestions. Though, would it be any different if the GSPEED Q raid was connected to a separate computer through e-sat so this computer would function as a server and then the media shared through Ethernet to the other 2 Macpro stations?


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Bob Zelin
Re: G-tech GSPEED Q, opinions?
on Jun 7, 2012 at 2:03:48 pm

unfortunately, there is no "cheap" shared storage solution.

Bob Zelin



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Ruben Neto
Re: G-tech GSPEED Q, opinions?
on Jun 8, 2012 at 9:30:04 am

Fair enough, so what would be the suitable solution for our needs?- two stations mostly editing EXcam footage 35/mb?


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Matt Clifton
Re: G-tech GSPEED Q, opinions?
on Jun 9, 2012 at 12:06:10 pm

Roughly how much footage do you have? If you have drive bays free internally, the cheapest solution may well be to get some new, large, internal drives for each MP (and RAID-0 them, PROVIDED THAT you have a backup copy), clone the media to both sets, and run that way. If you're wanting ultimately to exchange sequences, I'd name the RAID sets identically.

If not, two cloned sets of external drives, again named identically.

The only shared storage for FCP I know of involves Fibre Channel or a server with bonded ethernet (Small Tree's GraniteStor). Maybe worth calling Small Tree for a quote: 866 782 4622

Matt

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Jon Schilling
Re: G-tech GSPEED Q, opinions?
on Jun 7, 2012 at 5:24:26 pm

Ruben,

I think what Bob Zelin was implying is that there is no "cheap" way to share..... with appreciable speed.

Could you do what you suggested? YES, share data, but you wouldn't be able to edit in real-time.

Jonathan Schilling
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Proavio
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Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
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Main: 562-777-3488 X106
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Luis Rodriguez
Re: G-tech GSPEED Q, opinions?
on Jun 7, 2012 at 5:40:23 pm

Hi Ruben,
Connecting your GSpeed Q to a separate computer will allow you to share the storage between multiple systems. Will you have the ability to "edit" from that storage in real-time? Probably not, but this will depend on the codec/format. If that is the intention, you will need a bigger pipe (SAS, FC, Thunderbolt) going to the server as well as adding NICs to your server and clients for bandwidth, a decent managed switch, etc.

You can see where Bob is coming from regarding the cost of implementing a shared "editing" storage solution.

Luis Rodriguez
Proavio
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Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
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Ruben Neto
Re: G-tech GSPEED Q, opinions?
on Jun 13, 2012 at 10:11:56 am

Great, thank you so much.
I've already contacted some solutions companies to give me a hand with this.

Thanks


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